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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 196739
OS Grid Reference: SK9305090924
OS Grid Coordinates: 493050, 390924
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4069, -0.6017
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SK 99 SW HEMSWELL CHURCH STREET
2/48 Church of
16.12.64 All Saints
Parish church. Early C13, 1764, 1858. Coursed ironstone rubble,
limestone rubble and ashlar. Slate roofs with stone coped
gables and finials. West tower, nave with north aisle and north
porch, rectangular chancel. West tower of 1764 of 3 stages
divided by flat string courses, with plinth and quoins. West
doorway with round head and raised keystone, moulded imposts and
jambs and C20 plank door. South side has round opening.
Opening above west doorway with round head blocked by stone
inscribed with date of 1754 commemorating when medieval south
aisle was removed and date of removal of original west tower and
the completion of the present one in 1764. On north and south
sides at second stage is single slit opening. Bell openings on
all 4 sides, each a plain, round headed opening with chamfered
sides. Moulded eaves above with corner gargoyles, parapet and
ornate, corner pinnacles. Exterior of nave and chancel of 1858
with plinth running all the way round. North-west corner of
nave has single stage angle buttress. North side of north aisle
has 3 light pointed window with C19 porch to east with squat
angle buttresses to east and west and a double chamfered pointed
doorway under coped gable. Porch interior with chamfered
pointed C19 doorway with plank door. 2 windows to the east of
the porch, each of 2 pointed cusped lights under flatteneed
triangular head. 2 stage diagonal buttress to east. North side
of chancel has 2 pointed windows each of 2 cusped and pointed
lights with quatrefoil above. Windows divided by 2 stage
buttress with 2 stage angle buttresses beyond. East end has
string course running under pointed window of 3 lights with
oculus above containing cusped mouchettes, and hood mould. North
east corner of chancel with 2 stage angle buttresses. South side
of chancel plain with corbel table. South side of nave with 3
windows, each a cluster of pointed lights with round headed
relieving arches above. Windows alternate with 4 two stage
buttresses. Corbel table above. Nave interior with early C13
north arcade of 3 bays with barely pointed, double chamfered
heads, broaches where they spring from abaci and simple heads in
spandrels. Polygonal responds and piers all with plain capitals
except eastern respond with broken volute capital. C19 chancel
arch with polygonal responds and heavily moulded pointed head.
Late C13 sedilia in south wall of chancel with 3 cusped and
pointed heads with ornate crocketed gables and heads. C19 wooden
roofs on stone corbels. C13 drum font on C19 base with traceried
arcading and shields in spandrels. C19 organ loft. C20 pews,
altar and altar rail. C18 hatchment. 3 small C19 monuments.
Listing NGR: SK9305090924
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